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Pindad PM2


Submachine Gun (SMG)


Indonesia | 2014



"The Pindad PM2 is an Indonesian submachine gun offering chambered for the ubiquitous 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge and operating from the traditional blowback principle."

Physical
The physical qualities of the Pindad PM2. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
625 mm
24.61 in
O/A Length
6.39 lb
2.90 kg
Weight
Blowback; Selective Fire
Action
9x19mm Parabellum
Caliber(s)
20- or 30-round detachable box magazine
Feed
Iron; Optional Optics
Sights
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Pindad PM2 Submachine Gun (SMG) family line.
PM2 - Base Series Designation
PM2-V1 - Base model; 3.18kg reporting weight; 625mm overall length.
PM2-V2 - Special suppressed model; 3.45kg weight; 720mm overall length; collapsible stock.
PM2-V3 - Picatinny rail section over receiver; revised stock; revised grip; forward grip.


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The Submachine Gun (SMG) took shape in World War 1 (1914-1918) and was perfected during World War 2 (1939-1945). It has since remained a viable component to army operations worldwide and has found a special place in the inventories of special forces, police and civilian shooters alike. One of the most famous modern examples of the submachine gun remains the German Heckler & Koch MP5, favored by many fighting forces of the world including special ops troops.

PT Pindad of Indonesia, a notable gunmaker in its own right, developed the "PM2" series as a submachine gun for police and special units. It is chambered for the popular 9x19mm Parabellum German pistol cartridge and fires from either a 20- or 30-round detachable box (straight) magazine from a blowback / open-bolt action. A fire mode selector allows for various modes of fire to be achieved and other controls are conventional - magazine release, bolt catch release, etc...

The general arrangement of the weapon is traditional with the magazine well ahead of the trigger group and the pistol grip aft of the action. The shoulder stock is skeletal to save on weight and hinged to fold out of the way for compactness. The charging handle is set to the right side of the frame (it remains fixed when the gun is fired according to Pindad). A ribbed forend allows for a firmer hold of the weapon at the barrel section. The PM2 borrows the adjustable iron sighting arrangement of the Pindad SS1 series assault rifle though a section of Picatinny rail (Mil-STD-1913) over the receiver supports the installation of optics. Construction of the submachine gun includes hard anodized aluminum alloy.

Three major versions of the PM2 series weapon exist: the PM2-V1 is the primary, standard model with a 3.18kg operating weight and 625mm overall length. The PM2-V2 is a suppressed form, slightly heavier at 3.45kg and longer at 720mm. Both versions sport a collapsible stock. The PM2-V3 has a foregrip and it measures between the V1 and V2 lengths while the grip handle and shoulder stock differ in design.

Beyond its acceptance by the Indonesian Army and special forces troops (KOPASSUS), the PM2 has seen adoption by Timor Leste (Timor).

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Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Pindad PM2. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): PT Pindad - Indonesia
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[ Indonesia; Timor (Timor Leste) ]
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Image of the Pindad PM2
Image from official Pindad marketing material.

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